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Tag: Tournament Strategy

Playing the Big Stack in Tournament Poker

Having a big stack in a tourney is an enviable position for a poker player. Learn how to take advantage and grow your stack even more.

Talking Poker: The Bubble

This week's installment of "Talking Poker" addresses that crucial tourney stage, the "bubble," with a little help from poker pro and author Jonathan Little.

Reviewing the Gap Concept, Part 1

In the first of a two-part series, Aaron Hendrix reviews David Sklansky's "Gap Concept" and how it applies to preflop decisions to raise, reraise, or fold.

Handling Red-Light Runners: What to Do When Surrounded By Maniacs

How do you respond when everyone around you seems to have suddenly turned into maniacs? Neil Gibson shares some thoughts about how best to keep your cool.

Showing Your Hand on a River Showdown

When a player bluffs the river, gets called, then mucks, in some cases the opponent doesn't have to show to collect. Is bet-mucking like this ever correct?

Deceive Others at the Poker Table, But Not Yourself

Deception is a big part of poker, but while it's good to mislead and misdirect others at the table with your play, don't deceive yourself about your game.

Strategy Chat with Chris Bolek: “There’s Always Something to Work On”

Chris Bolek of Boca Raton, Florida is coming off his best year yet as a poker pro. He sat down with PokerNews to talk strategy and how to learn the game.

Talking Poker: Changing Gears

This week's "Talking Poker" explains what it means to ”change gears” at the poker table, with David Yan adding further to the explanation.

The Final Hand of the 2015 PCA Main Event: Bold Play on the River

A look at the strategy involved during the intriguing last hand of the 2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event between Kevin Schulz and Diego Ventura

Improving Your Game with David Randall, Vol. 7: Put Opponents on Ranges, Not Specific Hands

In his latest "Improving Your Game" article, David Randall discusses "ranging" as a more effective hand-reading method than trying to guess exact hands.

Thinking Poker: Fighting Back, Part 2 (Talking and Trapping)

Nate Meyvis continues his "Fighting Back" series with advice about how to deal with players who use talking and trapping as tactics against you.

Postflop Poker: Breaking Down the Blocking Bet

The "blocking bet" is a useful postflop move from out of position that can help you overcome your positional disadvantage, keep pots small, and win pots.

Thinking Poker: Fighting Back, Part 1 (Aggression)

Nate Meyvis offers advice to new players looking for ways to respond when more experienced players target them with aggressive play.

Using Multiple-Level Thinking To Turn a Hand Into a Bluff

A hand from Chris Moorman's new book "Moorman's Book of Poker" well illustrates how being aware of multiple-level thinking can benefit you at the tables.

Overplaying Big Slick When Deep-Stacked in Tournaments

Players often unnecessarily commit deep stacks preflop with ace-king (or "Big Slick") in tournaments. But ace-king doesn't always have to mean going all in.

Kick It Up a Notch; Add a Bit of Aggression to Your Game

Improvement in poker rarely involves a complete overhaul of your game, but rather small, incremental adjustments introduced gradually bit by bit.

Talking Poker: Reverse Implied Odds

This week's Talking Poker introduces "reverse implied odds" and brings in Randy Lew of PokerStars' Team Online to help explain the concept.

“Move Up Where They Respect Your Raises”… Actually, Don’t!

Frustrations with losing to lesser-skilled poker players should not inspire you to move up in stakes to "where they respect your raises."

Showing Hands to Establish an Image

Showing hands unnecessarily is generally something to be avoided, but occasionally doing so can produce good dividends.

Three Common Mistakes in No-Limit Hold’em Multi-Table Tournaments

Tournament players -- even experienced ones -- tend to make the same kinds of mistakes repeatedly. Aaron Hendrix highlights three in particular.